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Siblings’ Small Shared Space


Since we only had one room to work with, I wanted neutral colors that would work for both 5 yrs old boy & a baby girl. I like bright colors, & to be honest I don't like traditional boy/girl colors that you see often. I wanted something bright & fun for both genders. And I wanted to stay away from too baby-ish looking room...

Design Inspiration

From the start I knew I wanted orange, turquoise, gray, & yellow colors in the room, so I was on the look out for fun items in those colors. Many visits to Project Nursery/Etsy & my own taste was my inspiration.

Decorating Style

I like unique things, & to mix modern, traditional, & retro/vintage together to achieve my own style.

Project Details

I got crib & the dresser for $200 (gently used). Twin bed: Target  Twin bedding: West Elm Shelf: Target Yellow wall art: Etsy Ceramic owl bank: Urban Outfitters Candle "D": West Elm Picture frames: West Elm & Saks Fifth Ave. Owls wall art: Etsy Changing pad cover: Etsy Yellow floor lamp: Urban Outfitters Zigzag rug: Urban Outfitters Zigzag grey curtains: Urban Outfitters Vintage Mod Eamed Era chair: eBay Owl pillow: Etsy Framed letter "L": Etsy Crib sheet: Crib skirt: Etsy Anchor pillow: Etsy Quilt: Urban Outfitters (altered to baby size)

Favorite Items

It's hard to choose...I like everything about this happy room. But my absolutely faves are: wall art, floor lamp, & the chair!


Start early, because I've changed my mind a few times... Don't be afraid to mix & match colors & patterns together. Go ahead & make bold statements with your own style... catalog nurseries are so boring.


Friday 29th of March 2013

I did my son and daughters room but she slept in our room for over a year, so maybe that is what they plan to do?


Thursday 31st of May 2012

Is this a good idea? Do you really want to have an infant interrupting your 5-year-old's sleep every night? Shouldn't this wait until she's sleeping through the night? I know this isn't a design question, but my friend and I were both of this opinion.


Friday 25th of May 2012

Where do you put all of their toys etc?


Friday 9th of September 2011

Very neat room. Love your use of different patterns.


Thursday 8th of September 2011

Really cute!